Class theme/topics discussed:
Game – ПОЭТИКУС
How did you pick this theme or topic?
How did you present the material? (handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)
Board game – see the attachment.
How did students react?
They enjoyed the class, though for some of them the task turned out to be challenging.
Did they engage with each other and you?
Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Why or why not?
Students always enjoy any game-related activities, and this one encourages creativity in the target language and enhances active vocabulary.
February 10, 2011
1. News of the day.
See file Poeticus. (The file contains: fields, “pieces”, and detailed instructions)
BEFORE THE GAME: introduce the game. Discuss – what makes good poetry? Vocabulary:
Стих vs стихотворение
Students create their own poems (working with a dictionary) and then introduce them to class + give a translation.